Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pickett Hill Furniture

I am loving working on these little kits. I'm planning on saving most of these for if I need surgery on my foot, which is most likely going to happen. There is quite a stash collecting for that time, of little projects I'll be able to do while recovering, things that won't require me to stand. I've got 3 Betterly Secret Book kits, a Christmas tree kit, and a whole lot more furniture for the Lydia Pickett, as well as 3 plastic Star Trek models I'll be making up for my brother. As of right now I only need Emma's Bedroom, Robbie's Bedroom, Artist Wall cupboard and the kitchen for this tiny house and it will be complete. I still want to get the landscaping kit that goes to this but that will be sometime in the future as it's quite expensive and I'll need to save up for it.
As a present for next Christmas my mom has gotten me the 1/12th scale Holly Ann by The House that Jack Built. I'm super excited about this house. It was on sale through Tuesday Morning at an amazing price. It will be my "heirloom" dollhouse. I will be taking my time and doing it up properly. The design is so much like the Fairfield which is the main reason I fell in love with it but being so large it will definitly take some planning on where it will be displayed. I'll also be measuring my doorways to make sure once built I'll be able to move it if I had to. LOL I'd love to fit it up with as many Ray Storey lights as possible. His work is absolutely amazing.
At this same sale, before my mom surprised me with the purchase of the Holly Ann, I had bought myself an early birthday present of the Kotton Kandy also by The House That Jack Built. I'm planning on making it a small shop. I've been reading some books by Gil McNeil where the main character owns and runs a knit shop and has a knitting group that meet once a week to knit and gossip. She's titled the group the Stitch and Bitch. Which is the main inspiration for this little shop. The novels are very nice and I have devoured the first two and just started the third. I'm not too sure why I like them so much as there doesn't seem to be much action/excitment going on, but more of a chronicle of a single mother trying to move on with her 2 boys after her husband gets a promotion, tells her he wants a divorce because he's been having an affair for the past year, and then is killed in a car accident right after disclosing all of this to her. I read the first one free through Amazon's Kindle Lender's Library program. After all that rambling here are some photos of the progress I've made on the furniture kits.


  1. Wow! The house looks tremendous! Love how the colors flow from room to room. Very serene.

    I do hope your foot surgery goes well and your recovery is quick! Sounds like you have planned well! Good luck, my dear!

  2. Thanks! I wish I could take credit for that but this kit comes with the wallpaper and pretty much everything you need except paint and glue.

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  4. Good Morning Kabrina - Hope you are not in any discomfort now that the pain killers are wearing off.
    Is the scale of your house 1:12? Is the bed in the first photograph from a kit?
    Regards from Vancouver Canada

  5. Kabrina - sorry just reread your profile and I do see that your miniature house is 1:12.

    regards Janine

  6. Actually this Pickett hill is in quarter scale. It's made by Suzanne and Andrew. My Arthur, Gloucester and Irish cottage are all 1/12th scale.

  7. Oopps forgot to mention, all the furniture in this Pickett Hill House are made from kits. You can get them threw too. The furniture is designed by Robbin and Shawn Betterly. This is my favorite kit so far absolutely amazing in detail and a blast to put together.